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Subjectrequest_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1 (is Re: Linux 2.6.21-rc1)

In article <> (at Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:53:45 -0800 (PST)), Linus Torvalds <> says:

> But there's a ton of architecture updates (arm, mips, powerpc, x86, you
> name it), ACPI updates, and lots of driver work. And just a lot of
> cleanups.

I cannot boot 2.6.21-rc1; it falls into OOM-Killer.

Interesting error message I can see is:
request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1

After bisecting, the commit
Driver core: let request_module() send a /sys/modules/kmod/-uevent
(id c353c3fb0700a3c17ea2b0237710a184232ccd7f) is to blame.

Reverting it fixes the issue to me.


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